Congratulations, 2019 was the second hottest year on record
Global Warming

Congratulations, 2019 was the second hottest year on record

Temperatures above average in Nov. 2019. Image: nasa giss By Mark Kaufman2020-01-08 15:29:48 UTC Shocking nobody, 2019 was officially the second warmest year ever recorded. The European Union’s earth observing agency, Copernicus, announced the warming record Wednesday morning, along with the fact that December 2019 tied 2015 for the warmest December in recorded history. That…

The Tragedy of Germany’s Energy Experiment
Green Energy

The Tragedy of Germany’s Energy Experiment

The country is moving beyond nuclear power. But at what cost?By Jochen BittnerContributing Opinion WriterJan. 8, 2020, 1:00 a.m. ETThe nuclear plant in Philippsburg, Germany, was shut down on Dec. 31.Credit…Ronald Wittek/EPA, via ShutterstockHAMBURG, Germany — Are the Germans irrational? Steven Pinker seems to think so. Professor Pinker, a Harvard psychologist, told the German newsmagazine…

Geographers find tipping point in deforestation
Nature & Science

Geographers find tipping point in deforestation

A University of Cincinnati land-use map shows changing landscapes in North and South America between 1992 and 2015. White indicates little or no change. Darker shades indicate the highest rate of change in each category. Forest loss was the most noticeable category in Central and South America. Credit: Tomasz Stepinski/UC University of Cincinnati geography researchers…